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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im taking beconase steriod nasal spray i still have a blockednose at night can i take sudafed nasal spray aswell?

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Dr. Gurdeep Sareen
Specializes in Pharmacology
I would avoid: I would avoid taking a nasal decongestant unless absolutely necessary- and when taken should not be taken for more than 3 days to avoid a drug induced congestion that is even worse than what you are treating. I would suggest pseudophedrine tablets (active ingredient in Sudafed) if its the 12 hour one, take twice a day as needed, with a full glass of water and take the evening dose before 6pm
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Perhaps: but not for more than 5 days consecutively. Be sure to aim Beconase (beclomethasone) towards the outside wall of the nose and see if it helps. We often add an antihistamine spray also if the Beconase (beclomethasone) does not work well enough after having used it for more than 5 days. See an allergist if none of the above worked.

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